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Infrastructure (Ports and Rail)

And on top of All of THAT... infrastructure. Oh, yeah, we need that... This is the current view around the Port of Los Angeles. Most of the problem is that these ships ... these cargo ships are now twice the size they were 20 years ago. We haven't upgraded for 70 years, so these ships don't fit like they should. And once we unload them, we don't have the trains to take the cargo out of the docks -- or trucks. Some of these cargo ships have been floating out there for more than 3 months.


Science and Belief

 All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.

~ Albert Einstein
This has always been a puzzle to me. The demand for separation between the spiritual grasp of the infinite and the physical exploration through the tools of science.

At the present time, we literally know 0% of the universe and understand far less. Yet we will jump like a frog from a skillet and into war when these two appear to conflict, which -- if our understanding of the infinite is near enough to the mark to be useful at all --- is an impossibility of such magnitude, we're not even close enough in our error to be wrong.

Those who do not feel that religion and science are compatible and in fact required by each other to exist, simply don't understand either well enough to argue the point.


Another Hyperloop Look

 This is getting exciting




Take the Hyperloop For Pizza in Chicago

 

With this, we could meet in Chicago for pizza dinner, or go to a steakhouse in Kansas City -- all of us -- and still be home that night in time to get some sleep on a Thursday night. 





The Mandate on Vaccines

I think that people want to live. To remain healthy. If you are infected and you don't have symptoms, that doesn't mean you aren't damaged. Lungs, Brain, Heart. Vaccines help with that.

I think Right-wing extremists, and to some extent even more mainstream R/media rely on financial support from companies selling nutritional supplements and miracle cures — and that financial support is arguably a significant factor pushing the right to become more extreme.

Vaccines work. Don't get that twisted. They don't "Cure". They work. Besides that, it should be law. It's not hindering anyone's legal rights. Jacobson v Massachusetts says so. So do a lot of others. This isn't new. You are already mandated to vaccines. They don't even need to write the law really, except as a Call to Action.

Be Better. Stop Promoting Harm.


From Jacobson v Mass


The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States does not import an absolute right in each person to be at all times, and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint, nor is it an element in such liberty that one person, or a minority of persons residing in any community and enjoying the benefits of its local government, should have power to dominate the majority when supported in their action by the authority of the State.


It is within the police power of a State to enact a compulsory vaccination law, and it is for the legislature, and not for the courts, to determine

Forces of Henry Adams

 Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central power-houses. The conflict is no longer between the men, but between the motors that drive the men, and the men tend to succumb to their own motive forces.

Henry Adams ~

 

... What I would ask Mr. Adams is -- 'And once that has happened…then what?' Is there no alternative? Or is this by design? Is this Democracy as advertised? I agree that Mr. Adams' description fits the bottom of politics, but is this firm curved shape what we want to spank? What makes it 'modern'?

Mastering Story Pacing: Techniques and Insights

Pacing is a crucial element of storytelling that dictates the speed and rhythm at which a narrative unfolds. Effective pacing keeps readers ...